1st Edition

The Hip Joint Modified Posterior Approach

By K. Mohan Iyer Copyright 2024
    180 Pages 68 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    180 Pages 68 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    This book summarizes the lifetime work of Dr K. Mohan Iyer and is based on his research done at the University of Liverpool, UK, where he devised a "modified posterior approach to the hip joint" and has been following it from 1981 till today. The book discusses the anterior approach to the hip on a standard operating table, using a leg holder with a combined spinal anesthetic and general anesthetic. It studies total hip replacement as a day-case as an evolution in total hip replacement and presents the principles of anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty, including discussions on the choice of patients, superficial and deep dissection, and dedicated surgical instruments. It provides extensive details on the direct anterior approach (DAA) and shows how the DAA to the hip can be carried out on a plain table, which can be useful in countries in Asia, such as India, without the use of special operating tables and dedicated surgical instruments for the same. The book is helpful for the upcoming postgraduates in orthopedics anywhere in the world to be well versed in DAA to the hip joint.

    1. Hip Joint: Modified Posterior Approach

    2. Direct Anterior Approach: I

    3. Total Hip in a Day: Setup and Early Experiences in Outpatient Hip Surgery

    4. Principles of Anterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty

    5. The Direct Anterior Approach to the Hip

    6. Direct Anterior Approach: II


    K. Mohan Iyer earned his MCPS (1971) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, India; MBBS (1971) from the University of Mumbai; D Orth and FCPS Orth (1975) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons; MS Orth (1978) from the University of Mumbai; and MCh Orth (1981) from the University of Liverpool, UK. During this time, he wrote three theses on fractures of the patella, excision arthroplasty of the elbow, and excision of the trapezium for carpometacarpal arthritis of the thumb. Dr Iyer has been associated with KEM Hospital, Mumbai; East Birmingham Hospital, UK; and Dryburn Hospital, Durham, UK. He has presented numerous papers at state, national, and international conferences in Singapore and Bangkok. He was in charge of the teaching program in orthopedics for undergraduate students and an examiner for the MBBS degree at the University of Bangalore, India. He has also carried out a wide range of surgeries on all kinds of major fractures as well as knee arthroscopy, spinal surgery, and elbow and total hip replacements. He has published numerous articles and book chapters. In 2008, Dr Iyer moved back to his hometown, Bengaluru, India. His research work can be seen on his website kmohaniyer.com.